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Every Home Should Have One (1970)

R | | Comedy | April 1978 (USA)
Teddy, working at an advertising agency, has to come up with a campaign for frozen porridge.


Jim Clark


Herbert Kretzmer (based on a story BUY), Milton Shulman (based on a story BUY) | 3 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Marty Feldman ... Teddy
Judy Cornwell ... Liz
Garry Miller Garry Miller ... Richard
Shelley Berman ... Nat Kaplan / Kaplan
Hy Hazell ... Mrs. Kaplan
Julie Ege ... Inga
Penelope Keith ... Lotte
Moray Watson ... Chandler
Jack Watson ... McLaughlin
Mark Elwes Mark Elwes ... Rokes
Harold Innocent ... Jimpson
Dinsdale Landen ... Rev. Geoffrey Mellish
John McKelvey John McKelvey ... Col. Belper
Charles Lewsen Charles Lewsen ... Arthur Soames
Maggie Jones Maggie Jones ... Hetty Soames


Teddy works for a large advertising company. Given the seemingly impossible task of selling frozen porridge, he decides to produce commercials which make the product seem sexy. This leads him into confrontation with the "Keep Television Clean" movement, of which his wife is a senior member. Further problems ensue when the family take on Swedish nanny Inga Giltenburg. Written by measham

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Did You Know?


Veteran actress Patience Collier plays a "Mrs. Levin" in the film, and is outrageously made up to resemble a transvestite version of the eminent journalist and broadcaster Bernard Levin, a friend of producer Ned Sherrin and one of the stars of Sherrin's most famous TV series, "That Was the Week That Was (1962)" (1962). See more »


Liz Brown: You must forgive Richard. He thinks you're from Mars.
Lotte von Gelbstein: No. Hamburg. Oh, I see. Is a joke.
Liz Brown: Would you like some tea?
Lotte von Gelbstein: No, coffee, please.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, all the "by"s are replaced with "buy"s. See more »


Referenced in Endeavour: Canticle (2017) See more »


Light Cavalry Overture
Music by Franz von Suppé
Arranged by John Cameron
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An all-time favourite for maybe the wrong reasons!
21 November 2004 | by gpshovlinSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this for the first time when I was about 7. Children In Need was on BBC 1 (or maybe Comic Relief) and I was allowed to sleep downstairs to watch the whole event. Anyway, I found this on the other channel at about 2.30am, and I was totally blown away by it. Not least the funky theme tune, the cartoons, those eyes, Julie Ege etc. Anyway, a couple of years later I got it on VHS...surprise surprise, the cut I'd seen on ITV had been trimmed significantly. The bit with the hot dog vendor, the fantasy sequence where Teddy imagines a fight sequence with the vicar had both been cut, with maybe some other bits. I've seen this film more than any other film, and have collected as much stuff to do with it as I can; 4 posters, lobby cards, and approximately 60 black and white stills. If anyone has anything else related to this film, please get in touch. A few things bother me though; how did Shelley Berman get involved?Why is Alan Bennett uncredited? Shelley Berman turned up in Friends a few years back, and his character's name was Kaplan, as in this film. Was Kaplan his own persona, or was this a nod to the film? Does the US cut differ any from the UK?

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Release Date:

April 1978 (USA) See more »

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New Malden, Surrey, England, UK See more »

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